Six Indians, including two women and a teenaged boy, were killed when a speeding car hit them while they were walking on a pavement in Kathmandu early Wednesday morning. Another of the victims escaped the doors of death but was seriously injured and admitted to a local hospital.
Enraged over deaths in the hit-and-run case, thousands of people downed their shutters in the main markets of the capital city, demanding stern action against the culprits.Though the car was seized by the police, the culprits managed to get away. Police has issued a manhunt for them.
The accident happened when the seven persons returning from a hospital were run over by a car at around 12.45 am, a police official said the Indians, all from Bihar currently staying in the Nepalese capital, were returning from Bir Hospital after getting done a medical check-up of a 15-year-old boy. Six of them, including the boy, died while on their way to the hospital. One Dipak Gupta from Sitamarhi who was seriously injured is undergoing treatment at the Bir Hospital.
While five of those killed have been identified, the details of one are yet to be known.The dead include Dharmanath Sinha, 50, Krishna Devi, 40, Madan Gupta, 29, Sanjiv Gupta, 15, who were all from Sitamarhi in Bihar and Bina Singh, 46 from Motihari. An 18-year-old unidentified person was also killed in the accident.